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The Latest: Kansas-Purdue matches player of year candidates

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Las Vegas casinos are favoring North Carolina as the NCAA Tournament resets to a 16-team field. More>>

Ducks end Michigan's run with 69-68 victory, head to Elite 8

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Tyler Dorsey scored 20 points and made the go-ahead layup with 1:08 left, and third-seeded Oregon ended No. 7 Michigan's dramatic postseason run with a 69-68 victory in a Midwest Regional semifinal. More>>

NCAA dismisses Louisville's response in sex scandal case

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The NCAA is standing by its allegations against Louisville's men's basketball program and Rick Pitino, saying the coach failed to notice "red flags" in a former staffer's activities that led to violations following a sex scandal. More>>

Memphis' not-so-favorite son Calipari returns for Sweet 16

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John Calipari knows people in Memphis remain upset with how he abandoned the Tigers to take the Kentucky job. More>>

Georgetown fires John Thompson III after another losing year

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Georgetown has fired men's basketball coach John Thompson III after two consecutive losing seasons at the program his father led to a national championship. More>>

NCAA set to pick title sites, could leave North Carolina out

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The NCAA will start deciding on locations for its upcoming championships next week and has indicated it will leave North Carolina out of that process if the state hasn't changed a law that limits LGBT rights by that time. More>>

Not what was expected in East Regional semifinals

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The folks at Madison Square Garden were drooling at the thought of a Duke-Villanova regional final. More>>

Washington's high-scoring Plum leaves opponents befuddled

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Washington guard Kelsey Plum has always stayed a step ahead of the competition. More>>

Texas appeals court overturns ex-Baylor player's conviction

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An appeals court has overturned the conviction of a former Baylor football player whose sexual assault case added to a scandal that engulfed the nation's largest Baptist school. More>>

Tipping Off: Michigan talked Super Bowl on way to Sweet 16

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When Michigan was slumping earlier in the season, the coach started thinking Super Bowl, not Final Four. More>>

Miller and Mack still close after time together at Xavier

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Arizona coach Sean Miller and Xavier coach Chris Mack take strong connection in Sweet 16 showdown. More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Manafort secretly worked for Russian billionaire to advance interests of Putin, AP learns; GOP leaders boost pressure as health bill crunch time nears; Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch unscathed facing last day of hearings. More>>

Kansas, Purdue plan to make for a stylish Sweet 16 matchup

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Kansas brings speed and shooting to its Midwest Regional semifinal against Purdue, while the Boilermakers plan to counter with size and strength. More>>

Michigan State: Doctor sexually assaulted teen gymnast

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A Michigan State University investigation has concluded that a sports doctor sexually assaulted a teen gymnast during treatments for back pain in 2000. More>>

Xavier looks for another upset against Arizona

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No. 11 seed Xavier meets one of the hottest teams in the bracket, facing No. 3 seed Arizona in West Region semifinals. More>>

Sweet 16 guide: Top NCAA matchups, players and story lines

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The NCAA Tournament's first weekend closed with a flourish, a Sunday full of scintillating games after three days of good-not-always-great basketball. More>>

Duke's Jayson Tatum declares for NBA draft after 1 season

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Jayson Tatum is leaving Duke after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft. More>>

Preliminary approval given to $208.7 million NCAA settlement

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About 40,000 college football and basketball players won't have submit a claim form to receive a portion of the $208.7 million the NCAA will pay to settle a federal class-action lawsuit. More>>

South Carolina's Thornwell gets time to shine in tournament

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Sindarius Thornwell has been the foundation of the South Carolina men's basketball program and is now getting his moment to shine on the national stage in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Correction: Oil Pipeline story

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Environmental activists who tried to disrupt some oil pipeline operations in four states last year to protest the Dakota Access pipeline say they aren't responsible for any recent attacks on that pipeline. More>>

Oklahoma QB Mayfield faces uncertainty after arrest

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is trying his best to move on from his arrest in Arkansas last month. More>>

SEC Rises: Football league has 3 teams vying for Elite Eight

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Long considered a football power, the Southeastern Conference is showing some basketball promise. More>>

Spring flings: 6 intriguing quarterback competitions

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College football can be broken up into two types of teams during spring football: Those with quarterback competitions, and those without. More>>

Altered Facebook news headline jolts Virginia governor race

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An altered Facebook headline on a newspaper story involving a statue of Robert E. Lee has blown up into a major sore point in the Virginia GOP primary for governor. More>>

The Latest: Gorsuch says Trump disappointed he lost Colorado Video included

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Some liberal interest groups and advocates are calling on the Senate to put off confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee while the FBI is investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia. More>>

APNewsBreak: 124 Illinois prison nurses get layoff notices

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More than 100 nurses at Illinois prisons have received layoff notices telling them their jobs are being privatized. More>>

Jayhawks fans divided over on-court success, off-court woes

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Legal problems that have followed Kansas all season have caused a divide among fans during the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Vegas casino owner eyes $1M March Madness win from rival

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A bet between two Las Vegas casino owners will cost one of them $1 million if Michigan wins the NCAA mens' basketball tournament. More>>

Republicans shift NY Medicaid tab; Dems call 'Buffalo Bribe'

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In a push to secure votes for their health-care overhaul, House Republican leaders are seeking to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate counties to New York State _ a move Democrats quickly labeled the "Buffalo Bribe.". More>>

Accelerated executions: Arkansas plans 8 over 10-day period

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After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day period. More>>

Tar Heels QB Mitch Trubisky draws crowd at UNC pro workouts

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North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky drew a bigger-than-usual crowd to the Tar Heels' annual pro day. More>>

AP Interview: McConnell rejects Trump's foreign aid cuts Video included

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AP Interview: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Republicans of political consequences if they oppose health care legislation facing a vote in the House. More>>

Arkansas ends Robert E. Lee-Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

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Arkansas' governor has signed legislation ending the state's practice of commemorating civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day as Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. More>>

Notre Dame loses top scorer Brianna Turner to knee injury

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Notre Dame junior forward Brianna Turner will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, a major blow to the NCAA Tournament hopes of the top-seeded Fighting Irish. More>>

Oregon and Quinnipiac crash women's Sweet 16 field

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Oregon and Quinnipiac are crashing the women's Sweet 16. More>>

Trump rips NFL QB Kaepernick during speech in Kentucky

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President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at controversial NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick at a campaign-style rally in Louisville, Kentucky. More>>

Three No. 1 seeds, endless optimism among Sweet 16 teams

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The 16-team field left in the NCAA Tournament features three No. 1 seeds and endless optimism. More>>

3 Minnesota footballers cleared by school in assault case

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Three Minnesota football players were cleared of sexual harassment allegations while another's punishment was upheld in the final round of appeals at the school. More>>

Long shots: Quinnipiac beats Miami 85-78 for Sweet 16 berth

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Morgan Manz scored 22 points and made six 3-pointers, Aryn McClure added 15 and 12th-seeded Quinnipiac is headed to the Sweet 16, stunning fourth-seeded Miami 85-78 in a second-round NCAA Tournament game. More>>

Nurse hits 9 3-pointers to lead UConn over Syracuse 94-64

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Kia Nurse scored 29 points and tied an NCAA Tournament record with nine 3-pointers to lead UConn to a 94-64 win over Syracuse in a second-round rematch of last year's national championship game. More>>

2 ex-officials set to testify against ex-Penn State leader

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Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of Penn State's former president on charges that his response to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal put children at risk. More>>

Tim Tebow heading to Mets' Class A team: Columbia Fireflies

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Two-time Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow will start his pro baseball season with the New York Mets' Class A franchise in Columbia, South Carolina. More>>

Key injuries could derail South Carolina, Notre Dame women

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South Carolina and Notre Dame both survived upset bids in the second round of the women's NCAA Tournament. More>>

Tipping Off: On to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament

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It's on to the weekend that many consider the defining mark of a season. More>>

NCAA Tournament picks up steam just before Sweet 16

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In need of a jolt after three so-so days, the NCAA Tournament got it with a scintillating Sunday of high-level basketball. More>>

Confederate flag flies next to NCAA arena in South Carolina

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Protesters fly Confederate flag from parking garage next to NCAA arena in South Carolina. More>>

Thornwell leads South Carolina to 88-81 NCAA upset of Duke

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Sindarius Thornwell had 22 points and seventh-seeded South Carolina upset No. 2 seed Duke 88-81 to reach the Sweet 16 in the East Regional. More>>

Big Ten rides NCAA Tournament surge with 3 teams in Sweet 16

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Big Ten basketball is enjoying a surge in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

The Latest: Sweet 16 set after 2 more major upsets

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The Latest: After Florida beat Virginia, two more SEC-ACC showdowns Sunday. More>>

Kentucky's kids rally for 65-62 win over Wichita State

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Bam Adebayo had a double-double and swatted away the final shot on Sunday as Kentucky sent Wichita State to yet another second-round heartbreak, 65-62 in the South region. More>>

Wagner's big game sends Michigan past Louisville in NCAAs

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Moe Wagner scored a career-high 26 points and spurred a furious second-half rally to send Michigan past second-seeded Louisville 73-69 on Sunday and into the Sweet 16. More>>

Washington tabs Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins as new coach

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Washington hires longtime Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins as basketball coach. More>>

4 finalists named for Naismith Trophy as top college player

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Villanova's Josh Hart, Kansas' Frank Mason III, Purdue's Caleb Swanigan and UCLA's Lonzo Ball are the finalists for the Naismith Trophy. More>>

Jayhawks-Spartans among NCAA games to complete second round

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The rest of the Sweet 16 field will be filled out in NCAA Tournament second-round games. More>>

Big win, huge comeback mark 2nd day of women's NCAA tourney

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It was a thrilling first day of the women's NCAA Tournament and there weren't any major upsets. More>>

TIPPING OFF: Learning from how players see big-time games

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The NCAA Tournament finalizes its Sweet 16 on Sunday with No. 2 seed Duke facing South Carolina in what amounts to a road game. More>>

No Repeat: Villanova fails down stretch while carrying crown

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The NCAA champions are going home empty handed. More>>

Texas A&M rallies from 21 down to stun Penn

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Khaalia Hillsman scored 27 points and Texas A&M overcame a 21-point deficit in the fourth quarter to stun Penn 63-61 for the biggest comeback in women's NCAA Tournament history. More>>

The Latest: After quiet start, March Madness gets big upset

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NCAA President Mark Emmert has arrived at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo to attend the second round of the NCAA tournament. More>>

Missed call, untimely T ends Wildcats rally; Zags win 79-73

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Gonzaga fought off a wild Northwestern comeback for a 79-73 victory with help from an untimely technical foul on Wildcats coach Chris Collins. More>>

INSTANT ANALYSIS: How Nova's early loss alters the bracket

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Instant analysis: Top-seeded Villanova's loss to Wisconsin could send shockwaves across the March Madness field. More>>

Baylor women open with most-lopsided NCAA Tournament win

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Kalani Brown scored 21 points and top-seeded Baylor overwhelmed much smaller Texas Southern 119-30, making it the most lopsided women's NCAA Tournament game ever Saturday night. More>>

Wolverines preparing for full array of Louisville defenses

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Rick Pitino encouraged John Beilein not to waste much practice time Saturday trying to solve Louisville's pressure defense. More>>

Topple-seed: Villanova stunned 65-62 by Wisconsin in NCAA

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Top-seeded Villanova was bounced from the NCAA Tournament on Saturday by eighth-seeded Wisconsin 65-62 in the East region. More>>

Alfords winding down successful run together at UCLA

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Steve Alford and son Bryce are thankful for time together at UCLA and hoping to make it last a little longer. More>>

Illinois hires Oklahoma State's Underwood as new coach

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Illinois has hired Oklahoma State's Brad Underwood as its new coach. More>>

Quinnipiac upsets Marquette in NCAA opener 68-65

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Jennifer Fay scored 20 points and 12th-seeded Quinnipiac held on in a frantic final minute to upset fifth-seeded Marquette 68-65 in a first-round game at the NCAA Tournament. More>>

UConn routs Albany 116-55 to win 108th straight game

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Napheesa Collier and Kia Nurse each scored 24 points as UConn routed Albany 116-55 for the program's 108th straight win and 25th straight in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Mountaineers clinch Sweet 16 berth with win over Notre Dame

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Jevon Carter scored 24 points, and West Virginia is headed to the Sweet 16 for the third time since 2010 following a 83-71 win over Notre Dame. More>>

Maryland women host Big 12 champs West Virginia in NCAAs

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After making a premature exit in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last year, Maryland is looking to take advantage of playing at home in a matchup with West Virginia. More>>

8 spots in Sweet 16 are on line Saturday in NCAA round of 32

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The NCAA Tournament is moving into the round of 32, with eight of the 16 spots in regional semifinals to be filled. More>>

TIPPING OFF: Look for comedic parents in crowd on Saturday

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Look out for plenty of parent shots during two NCAA Tournament games on Saturday. More>>

Fouling flubs mark first 2 days of NCAA Tournament

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Coaches across the country can use the first two days of the NCAA Tournament as examples when they're teaching the importance of knowing when and how to foul in late-game situations. More>>

The Latest: AP poll voters not too shabby

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So you're pretty pleased with your brackets after nailing all your picks during Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Cincinnati beats Kansas State 75-61 in South Region

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Troy Caupain scored 23 points, Kyle Washington added 16 and defensive-minded Cincinnati shot it way past Kansas State 75-61 in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament. More>>

NC State hires Keatts away from UNC Wilmington as new coach

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A person with knowledge of the decision says that North Carolina State has reached agreement with Kevin Keatts from UNC Wilmington to take over as head coach. More>>

Arkansas holds off Seton Hall 77-71 in NCAA South Region

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Jaylen Barford hit the go-ahead layup with 57.8 seconds left to help Arkansas hold off Seton Hall 77-71 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament's South Region. More>>

Jackson gets rolling as Tar Heels top Tigers 103-64 in NCAAs

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Justin Jackson broke out of a shooting slump with 21 points to help top-seeded North Carolina roll past Texas Southern 103-64 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament's South Region. More>>

Zags won't put head in sand about possible conference shift

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Preparing for Saturday's second-round game against Northwestern, Gonzaga coach Mark Few says "we don't have our head in the sand" when it comes to the conference realignment that has shaken up college hoops over the past decade. More>>

After loss of star Boucher, Oregon shows it has NCAA depth

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With star big man Chris Boucher cheering in a bulky knee brace from the sidelines, Tyler Dorsey scored 24 points, and No. 3 seed Oregon beat 14th-seeded Iona 93-77 in an opener of the NCAA Tournament's Midwest Regional. More>>

Bracketbusters, who you gonna call in Orlando? Bill Murray

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Actor/comedian Bill Murray the sports fan is on a roll. More>>

Southern Cal hits late 3, upsets 6th-seeded SMU in NCAAs

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SMU's Shake Milton missed a floater at the buzzer, and USC held on for a 66-65 win over the Mustangs. More>>

Louisville rolls past Jacksonville St in return to tourney

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Mangok Mathiang scored 18 points and Deng Adel added 16 Friday to help second-seeded Louisville pull away from Jacksonville State 78-63 in the first round of the Midwest Regional. More>>

Red alert: Wisconsin a harsh second-round test for Villanova

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Villanova is facing one of the NCAA's giants and giant killers when it takes on Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA East region. More>>

Michigan delivers 3-point punch to knock out Oklahoma St.

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Derrick Walton Jr. scored 26 points and Michigan made 16 3-pointers Friday to hold off Oklahoma State 92-91 in the first round of the Midwest Regional. More>>

Day 2 of NCAA Tournament opens with red-hot Michigan

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Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament won't have much work to do if it wants to top a decidedly staid Day 1. More>>

UCLA's Steve Alford focused on team, not Indiana job opening

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UCLA coach Steve Alford says he's focused on the NCAA Tournament, not the job opening at Indiana. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: US worries about Russian infiltration have long history; GOP pulling in different directions on 'Obamacare' fix; two hoops underdogs advance in NCAA Tournament. More>>

A down year for No. 12 seeds in NCAA Tournament openers

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The 12 seeds had a down year in the NCAA Tournament opening round. More>>

A look at Friday's opening round of the NCAA Tournament

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A look at some interesting things in Friday's opening round of the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Bound to happen: 1 vs 16 matchup inches closer to an upset

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It's going to happen. One year, a No. 1 seed is going to lose to a No. 16. More>>

Women's NCAA Tournament tips off

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The women's NCAA Tournament gets underway Friday with half of the field playing. More>>

The Latest: Arizona takes 1st step, beats North Dakota

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The Latest: What's ahead in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

11-seed Xavier upends 6-seed Maryland 76-65 in NCAA tourney

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Trevon Bluiett scored 21 points and Sean O'Mara had 18 to help No. 11 seed Xavier upset sixth-seeded Maryland 76-65 during the first round of the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Another triple-double for Westbrook as Thunder top Raptors

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Russell Westbrook had 24 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds for his 34th triple-double of the season as the Oklahoma City Thunder registered their fourth consecutive win with a 123-102 victory over the Toronto Raptors. More>>

Indiana fires Tom Crean after 9 seasons

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Indiana coach Tom Crean has been fired after nine seasons. More>>

With 2 gift FTs, Northwestern prevails 68-66 over Vandy

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Northwestern got its first-ever NCAA Tournament victory, 68-66 over Vanderbilt. More>>

Affidavit: Josh Jackson threatened to 'beat' women's player

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A court affidavit says Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson threatened to "beat" women's basketball player McKenzie Calvert during a confrontation at a Lawrence bar. More>>

A look at what could happen in the women's NCAA Tournament

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A breakdown of all 63 games in the women's NCAA Tournament. More>>

Mathews helps Zags slowly pull away for 66-46 win over SD St

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Jordan Mathews scored 16 points to help Gonzaga slowly pull away from South Dakota State for a 66-46 victory and avoid the first 1 vs. 16 upset in the history of the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Butler does it, topping Winthrop 76-64 behind Avery Woodson

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Avery Woodson hits 6 3-pointers, sending Butler past Winthrop 76-64 in NCAA opener. More>>

Notre Dame hangs on to beat Princeton 60-58

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Bonzie Colson scored 18 points and Notre Dame survived a first-round NCAA Tournament scare by pulling out a 60-58 win over Princeton. More>>

Perrantes, Shayok carry Virginia to 76-71 win against UNCW

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London Perrantes scored 24 points, Marial Shayok added a career-high 23 off the bench and No. 5 seed Virginia rallied from 15 points down to beat 13th-seeded UNC Wilmington 76-71 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. More>>

Notre Dame hangs on to beat Princeton 60-58

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Bonzie Colson scored 18 points and Notre Dame survived a first-round NCAA Tournament scare by pulling out a 60-58 win over Princeton. More>>

Quarterback Deshaun Watson 'slinging it' at Clemson pro day

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Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson put on an impressive show for NFL teams at the Tigers pro day. More>>

A look at Thursday's opening day of the NCAA Tournament

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A look at some interesting things in Thursday's opening round the NCAA Tournament:. More>>

A look at the best to come in the NCAA Tournament

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This year's NCAA Tournament has a chance to be just as good as 2016, when Kris Jenkins capped March Madness the most dramatic way possible with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win Villanova a title. More>>

Midwest Region kicks off with lots of quality shooting

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No. 4 seed Purdue faces Vermont and No. 5 Iowa State takes on Nevada on the first day for the Midwest region in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Washington fires coach Lorenzo Romar after 15 seasons

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Washington has fired coach Lorenzo Romar after 15 seasons at his alma mater. More>>

California measure seeks panel to protect college athletes

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A California lawmaker is proposing that the state create a commission to protect the health and safety of collegiate athletes. More>>

Huggins enjoying West Virginia's return to Buffalo

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West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has fond memories last time Mountaineers opened the NCAA Tournament in Buffalo. More>>

Cal's Cuonzo Martin resigns to take job at Missouri

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California coach Cuonzo Martin has stepped down amid speculation he is headed to Missouri. More>>

Top 'Cats: Villanova begins title defense as biggest target

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The overall top seed in this year's NCAA Tournament, Villanova begins defense of its title on Thursday against 16th-seeded Mount St. Mary's. More>>

Obama picks North Carolina men, UConn women in NCAA tourney

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Former President Barack Obama is picking North Carolina to win the men's NCAA Tournament and UConn to win the women's tournament. More>>

Learning experience: Northwestern, Vandy in NCAA Brain Bowl

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Northwestern and Vanderbilt show that, yes, it is possible to mix brains and basketball. More>>

ETSU's NCAA berth caps Steve Forbes' coaching comeback

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East Tennessee State coach Steve Forbes has team of junior college transfers in NCAA Tournament, six years after he was fired as an assistant at Tennessee. More>>

Mount St. Mary's beats New Orleans 67-66 to open First Four

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Diminutive point guard Junior Robinson scored 23 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 1:27 to play, and Mount St. Mary's held on for a 67-66 victory over New Orleans on Tuesday night in the opening game of the First Four. More>>

Free steaks for 15K students if N. Kentucky tops Kentucky

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A Cincinnati-area restaurateur says he'll buy steak dinners for Northern Kentucky University's 15,000 students if the men's basketball team wins its first-ever NCAA Tournament game by beating sixth-ranked Kentucky. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Trump earned $153 million and paid $36.5 million in taxes in 2005; Netherlands voting in election seen as barometer of populism; Trump travel ban faces key test in multiple courtrooms. More>>

Balanced K-State beats Wake Forest 95-88 in First Four

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Kamau Stokes scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half of a wide-open game on Tuesday night, and Kansas State's balance was the difference as the Wildcats pulled away to a 95-88 victory over Wake Forest in the First Four. More>>

Winter storm in Northeast causes NHL, NIT postponements

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The winter storm wreaking havoc in the Northeast has forced postponement of a National Hockey League game and the cancellations of most flights in and out Buffalo before the start of the NCAA Tournament. More>>

'A real kick in the rear': Northeast hit by late-season snow Video included

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A powerful nor'easter is beginning to lash the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast prompting flight cancellations, school closures and warnings from city and state officials to stay off the roads. More>>

Pick a winner? Las Vegas casinos can't agree on NCAA fave

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Pick a winner? Las Vegas casinos can't agree on NCAA fave. More>>

Correction: T25-College Bkb Poll story

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Villanova, the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, is No. 1 in the final Associated Press poll of the season. More>>

The Latest: Trains returning; cold threatens cherry blossoms

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Rain, sleet and snow are sweeping across New Jersey as a late-winter storm slows the morning commute. More>>

There is low-ceiling for mid majors in women's tournament

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With little chance to host in women's NCAA Tournament, the road is tough for mid-major teams to advance past the first two rounds. More>>

Villanova could become 1st repeat champs in 10 years

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Villanova is trying to beat the odds and become the first back-to-back NCAA national champions in 10 years. More>>

Fourth-ranked Maryland irked over No. 3 seed in NCAAs

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Ranked No. 4 in the country after going 30-2 and being crowned Big Ten champions for a third consecutive year, Maryland was stunned and disappointed to receive a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Graduation rate of black male players in NCAAs at 74 percent

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The graduation rate of African-American men's basketball players from teams participating in the NCAA Tournament is 74 percent compared to 93 percent for white players. More>>

Play-in doubleheader shows range of NCAA Tournament teams

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Wednesday night's NCAA Tournament play-in games show the wide range and diversity of teams participating in the postseason showcase. More>>

Stars from one-bid leagues savor chance to take center stage

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The NCAA Tournament often creates stars out of players from one-bid conferences who had performed well in relative anonymity for most of the season. More>>

Meow Madness: The Purrfect mix of kittens and basketball

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Watch out Villanova and Kentucky, there's a new set of cats going wild for March Madness: Time for Meow Madness. More>>

Winter storm forces basketball teams to alter travel plans

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Teams chasing a college basketball title are contending with the prospect of a fierce winter storm. More>>

Winter storm forces basketball teams to alter travel plans

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Teams chasing a college basketball title are contending with the prospect of a fierce winter storm. More>>

Old K-State foe Danny Manning has Wake Forest in First Four

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Danny Manning led Kansas to a national title as a player in 1988, part of the "Danny and The Miracles" team. More>>

After Cal coach Gottlieb gets engaged, Bears get into NCAAs

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Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb got engaged hours before her team got off the NCAA bubble and into the women's tournament. More>>

UConn returns to NCAA tourney as top seed in rebuilding year

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UConn beat Syracuse in last year's national championship game. More>>

Baylor women No. 1 NCAA seed in Oklahoma City Regional

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The Baylor women are going into the NCAA Tournament as a No. 1 seed for the fifth time in seven years. More>>

Notre Dame seeded No. 1 in Lexington, Stanford is No. 2

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Notre Dame earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the sixth straight season Monday night, although this one came a little harder than the others. More>>

UConn, Irish, South Carolina, Baylor top seeds in NCAAs

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UConn, is the No.1 overall seed in the women's NCAA Tournament. More>>

Heading West: No. 1 seed Gamecocks top Stockton Regional

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South Carolina gains its fourth straight No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, heading West to top the Stockton Regional. More>>

Kansas coach Self: Josh Jackson will play in NCAA tourney

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Kansas coach Bill Self says star freshman Josh Jackson will play in the NCAA Tournament despite lingering off-the-court issues. More>>

2 ex-Penn State officials plead guilty in child-sex scandal

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The former athletic director at Penn State University has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor child endangerment charge for his role in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case, more than five years after the scandal broke. More>>

Shhh! How to stream March Madness when the boss isn't around

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The 67-game March Madness basketball tournament begins Tuesday, with many games taking place during the work day. More>>

Northwestern ends drought with 1st NCAA Tourney appearance

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Northwestern's agonizing wait went down to the last quadrant. More>>

10 years after Prosser's death, protege makes tourney run

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Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey has experienced some heart-wrenching moments en route to his first NCAA Tournament berth. More>>

Jenkins' shot still hangs over No. 1 seeds Villanova, UNC

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Kris Jenkins' 3-pointer at the buzzer to win a national championship still hangs over No. 1 seeds Villanova and North Carolina. More>>

Madness: No wagering please, but go ahead and fill a bracket

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More people will fill out NCAA Tournament brackets this week than voted for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in last year's presidential election. More>>

UConn No. 1 in final AP women's basketball poll of season

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UConn finishes the season at No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll for the 14th time in school history. More>>

March Madness: Tears, double takes, and then Northwestern

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Northwestern's first NCAA Tournament in program history stole headlines on a Selection Sunday that was more about minor quibbles than pure outrage. More>>

ICYMI: First Ivy League tourney was a success

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In Case You Missed It: The inaugural Ivy League Tournament is in the books and the conference couldn't have asked for a better weekend. More>>

Things to know about NCAA tourney: More upsets, rematch?

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There are 67 games to be played over the next three weeks to determine the next national champion, a magical time known as the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Disrespected Big 10 can 'make some noise' in NCAA Tournament

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Disrespected all season, the Big Ten has seven teams in the NCAA Tournament and showed it has the depth to make some noise in March. More>>

Greensboro gets shot at Boeheim, Syracuse in NIT opener

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Greensboro is getting its shot at Jim Boeheim. More>>

The Latest: NCAA field is set with minimal controversy

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The No. 1 in West is Gonzaga, but it's the 8-9 game in Salt Lake City that has historical significance. More>>

Villanova's first big opponent in the tourney: the weather

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Villanova may have an opponent no overall No. 1 seed deserves _ weather. More>>

Tar Heels earn record 16th 1-seed to top NCAA South Region

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North Carolina earned a No. 1 seed for a record 16th time to headline the NCAA Tournament's South Region. More>>

Gonzaga, Arizona give region a Western feel for a change

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The top two teams in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament teams will actually be teams from the Western part of the U.S. for a change. More>>

NCAA Tournament filled with great early match-ups

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NCAA Tournament bracket features with some great early match-ups. More>>

Led by Kansas, Big 12 flavor dominates Midwest Region

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Kansas is the top seed in the Midwest Region, which means it will play its first two NCAA Tournament games in nearby Tulsa and could play a regional final in Kansas City. More>>

Villanova gets top seed in NCAA Tournament; Syracuse out

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Villanova took the overall top seed on Selection Sunday, with Kansas, North Carolina and Gonzaga joining the defending national champions on the No. 1 line for the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Princeton tops Yale to win Ivy tourney, clinches NCAA berth

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Myles Stephens had a career-high 23 points and eight rebounds and Princeton won the inaugural Ivy League Tournament, beating Yale 71-59 Sunday to clinch its first berth in the NCAA Tournament since 2011. Princeton won its 19th straight game overall. More>>

No. 7 Arizona beats No. 5 Oregon 83-80 for Pac-12 title

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Allonzo Trier scored 23 points and hit four free throws in the final 17 seconds, helping No. 7 Arizona outlast No. 5 Oregon 83-80 in the Pac-12 Tournament championship game. More>>

Vandy hoping to get NCAA call despite loss

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Vanderbilt had a rough ending to the SEC Tournament, blown out 76-62 to Arkansas in the semifinals. More>>

Tatum leads Duke past Notre Dame 75-69 for ACC championship

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Jayson Tatum took over in the final two minutes, making key plays on both ends of the floor, and No. 14 Duke became the first team to win the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament with four wins in four days by rallying to beat No. 22 Notre Dame 75-69. More>>

MTSU repeats in C-USA tourney title, 83-72 over Marshall

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Giddy Potts matched his season high with 30 points to lead Middle Tennessee to its second straight Conference USA Tournament championship with an 83-72 victory over Marshall. More>>

No. 15 Cincinnati beats UConn 81-71 in AAC semifinals

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Gary Clark scored 24 points to lead No. 15 Cincinnati to an 81-71 win over UConn in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament. More>>

No. 23 Iowa State beats No. 11 W Virginia for Big 12 title

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Monte Morris scored 17 points, Deonte Burton and Matt Thomas helped him deal with West Virginia's attacking defense, and No. 23 Iowa State beat the No. 11 Mountaineers 80-74 for the Cyclones' third Big 12 Tournament title in four years. More>>

No. 2 Villanova wins Big East tourney, 74-60 over Creighton

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Josh Hart scored 29 points and No. 2 Villanova beat Creighton 74-60 to win the Big East Tournament and probably lock up the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Illinois fires coach John Groce after 18-14 season

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Illinois basketball coach John Groce fired after team finishes 18-14 season, 9th in Big Ten. More>>

Wisconsin shuts down Northwestern 76-48 in Big Ten semifinal

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Wisconsin revved up the defense against weary Northwestern and got the desired result, a 76-48 victory that earned the Badgers a berth in the Big Ten Tournament championship game for the third time in five years. More>>

BUBBLE WATCH: Michigan, Vanderbilt get hot at right time

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Michigan and Vanderbilt are hot at the right time to bolster their NCAA Tournament resumes. More>>

No. 7 Arizona beats No. 3 UCLA 86-75 in Pac-12 semifinals

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Lauri Markkanen scored 29 points, Allonzo Trier added 20 and No. 7 Arizona shot it way past No. 3 UCLA 86-75 in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals. More>>

Northwestern stuns No. 25 Maryland 72-64 in Big Ten Tourney

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Making itself right at home on a court that was anything but neutral, Northwestern roared into the semifinal round of the Big Ten Tournament with a 72-64 upset of No. 25 Maryland, disappointing an enthusiastic _ and biased _ crowd. More>>

No. 14 Duke races past No. 6 UNC 93-83 in ACC semifinals

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Jayson Tatum scored 24 points, and No. 14 Duke rallied past No. 6 North Carolina for a 93-83 victory in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals. More>>

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